Benno SCHOTZ 1891 - 1984
Born in Estonia, Schotz left for Glasgow in 1913 where he studied engineering at Glasgow Royal Technical College. He studied sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art and held his first one-man show at Reid & Lefevre in Glasgow, 1926.
He became recognised as the leading portrait sculptor in Scotland, although he also executed figure studies in other media.
‘I considered drawing very important - it almost became a passion - first, to conquer its resistance, then as an instantaneous medium of expressing moods and ideas for sculptures’ (Benno Schotz : Bronze in my Blood, Gordon Wright 1981).